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Hamilton County, OH March 7, 2000 Election
Commissioner; County of Hamilton; 4 Year Term Starting 1/3/01

4 Year Term. Salary $65,947

To exercise financial control of County expenditures; to authorize public works; to purchase land and buildings; to let contracts; to plan and administer welfare. The Board of County Commissioners also appoints other officials to operate various departments within the county.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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John S. Dowlin 55,166 votes 67.23%

  • Party: Republican
  • Vice-President, Hamilton County Board of Commissioners
  • Board of Trustees, National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • Chairman of Courts and Corrections Subcommittee of Justice and Public Safety Committee for NACo
  • Member of Ohio Criminal Sentencing Committee
  • Charter member of Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
  • Previous Mayor of City of Sharonville for over 28 years
  • Making a difference in peoples' lives by promoting effective alternatives to incarceration such as drug courts and mental health courts.
  • Quality of life regional planning issues that include sustainable development and alternative transportation methods.
  • Manage county government less like a bureaucracy and more like a business; reduce taxes and eliminate waste.
Joseph R. Wolterman 31,159 votes 100.00%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Democratic
Roy McGrath 26,894 votes 32.77%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Organization & Intervention Consultant
  • Education: U.C. BBA & B.Sc.; graduate X.U. MBA, MEd.
  • Ohio accounting license, recent graduate Cincinnati Grassroots Leadership Academy
  • Studied service organizations under elected office
  • Korea War Veteran and US army leadership NCO Academy
  • Consult on business & administration management
  • Studied nepotism impacting organization
  • Bring Hamilton County into the next century from "horse & buggy" past
  • Make municipal sports stadiums profitable & have players participate in cost.
  • Reduce Columbus/Franklin county benefit of state government spread into other counties.

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